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Kentucky school districts saw an average student participation rate of 92% in the first week of using non-traditional instruction (NTI) after school buildings were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and an average of 91% in the last week that all 172 districts were using NTI.
Locally grown corn, squash, carrots and apples will be on the dinner menu for families visiting Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) feeding sites this summer. JCPS will be providing boxes filled with 11 pounds of fresh produce at more than 40 feeding sites from until July 31.
Although many schools across Kentucky have a counselor, daily tasks and responsibilities can look a little different from school to school.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman asked Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) members at their June 3 meeting to consider three proposals – to widen the board’s perspective, train teachers, staff and students on racial bias, and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce.
The multi-million dollar DON’T QUIT! Campaign has named Stuart Academy/Frost Sixth-Grade Academy (Jefferson County), Hiseville Elementary School (Barren County) and Wurtland Middle School (Greenup County) as the state’s most outstanding schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit.
Kentucky’s public high schools strive to prepare their students for life after high school. By the time students receive their diploma, the hope is that they are college or career ready. Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County) Academies of Louisville Coach Sara Wilson-Abell created the Adulting 101 program to focus on life skills.
Kentucky’s K-12 Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship had a different look this year. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the state competition – normally held at Rupp Arena in Lexington and hosting around 15,000 students, teachers and family members – was presented virtually.
Sarah Yost, a National Board-certified teacher in the Jefferson County schools, has been recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for her leadership during the COVID-19 emergency.
Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council – which advises the Commissioner of Education on issues relevant to high school students – got a bit of surprise during their May 5 virtual meeting.
At its May 4 virtual meeting, the Education Continuation Task Force discussed ways that Kentucky educational partners can assist school districts in pandemic recovery efforts as they receive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.